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Sept 8th-14th Downloads
& DVDs
 
  • The Age of Adaline:  

    A very fine dramatic performance from Blake Lively (Gossip Girl) frames this fantasy-romance about a young woman named Adaline Bowman who, after an accident early in the 20th Century, stops aging.  Over the years she is careful to avoid long-term relationships because the people in her life get older, but she remains age 29.  The one exception is her daughter (Ellen Burstyn), who now, when they are together, pretends to be her grandmother.  Harrison Ford is a long-lost love in what is a beautiful story that transcends time and the ages.  Rated 14A.



  • American Heist:  

    We know from watching crime stories that doing “just one last job’’ never ends well, and that’s the theme here as two brothers (Adrian Brody, Hayden Christianson) who have spent most of their time on the wrong side of the law, get caught … and one, Frankie (Brody) is sent to jail.  Brother James (Christianson) is left behind.  He gets out of “the “life, gets a job, and eventually takes up with brother Frankie’s old girlfriend (Jordana Brewster from The Fast and the Furious).  When Frankie is released from The Joint, he finds himself adrift with nowhere to go, no place to live, and no prospects.  He convinces brother James that “just one last job” could set them both up for life as they go their separate ways. Rated 18A

     

  • Face of an Angel:  

    If you recall the story of Amanda Knox, the Seattle woman who was charged with murder in Italy, found guilty, then innocent, then guilty again, and finally innocent, you may or may not find this thinly-veiled version of that story of interest.  “May or may not” is because this tale of a journalist and a filmmaker who decide to follow the case and uncover the truth.  Some of this is intriguing, and some is frustrating, because we all know the real case on which the movie is based, but it has a tendency to wander and not really address the actual events.  Kate Beckinsale stars. Rated 14A.


  • Mr. Turner (2014):

    A very interesting film that got lost in the big November and December theatrical releases profiles the turbulent and exhaustive life of genius landscape painter JMW Turner (Timothy Spall) who lived from 1775 to 1851.  Turner was, to say the least, and eccentric person, and the film explores his relationship with his housekeeper, whom he exploited, a woman with whom he lives covertly in another community, his short temper, and his boundless creativity that had him, at one time, lashed to the mast of a ship during a storm so that he could realistically paint the storm-tossed sea.  A strong British cast and a lively interpretation of a life lived full made this well-received by critics, but some movie-goers were put off by the sheer audacity of the Turner portrayal.   Rated 18A.

     

     

    Taps (1981):

    A century-old military academy faces demolition at the hands of a condo developer.  The students rebel and begin their own standoff which leads to a confrontation with the real military. It's as relevant today as it was when it was released 34 years ago.  George C.


EASY RIDER (1969): 

The late Dennis Hopper co-wrote (along with Peter Fonda) and starred in what is surely the classic road picture as two guys hit the roads of American on their choppers.  Watch for a supporting role by music producer Phil Spector.

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